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  1. FloridaAKM

    S250 shelter + M105 trailer

    The S-788/G is 102" in length & 84" wide. It had wheel wells built into it so that it fits a Humvee, I will still have to go measure the M-353 to see what the actual distance is between the rain showers. Update: I measured the distance between wheel wells & it is 66" measuring over the I-beams...
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    S250 shelter + M105 trailer

    The braces are welded to the upper wheel wells & the lower is bolted in. I would measure the distance before chopping the trailer up, so I am not sure if your S-250 will fit that trailer.
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    S250 shelter + M105 trailer

    I believe that there is not enough space in between the wheel wells for the M353 trailer to hold the S-250 as the braces that support the wheel fenders are in the way. I was looking to mount a S-788-G & it was too wide for the M-353, the M-1102 & the M-105a2. The M-1102 was too short in length &...
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    Burying a fuel tank

    I picked up 3 stainless steel drums @ work that they threw away & use two of them for diesel storage along with 3 truck fuel tanks & a 60 gallon genset fuel tank on a trailer. That should keep me supplied thru whatever nature throws @ me. The stainless steel won't rust & is thick enough to...
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    Burying a fuel tank

    A spare tank in your military truck is movable & can be inspected for leaks easily. It is also easy to drive to the local fueling station & refill. Here in North Florida, all underground tanks were removed & the gas stations have to have doublewall tanks & inspections systems in place. If you...
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    Lake Butler Florida

    I stay out of Gainesville except for work or grocery shopping, too many "woke" individuals, panhandlers & drivers on the cell phones. Ring Power has a good group of folks who should be able to direct your son to like minded people & organizations he is seeking.
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    What did you do to your trailer today.

    Saturday was pickup attempt 2 for the Gichner S-788-G shelter & it fit on the A/M34K-4a perfectly. I did have to remove the bolted on tie downs on the corners & put 2"x 8" runners down the center & outside of the trailer deck to space the shelter off the deck since there is a small bolted on...
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    Lake Butler Florida

    I was back @ the Lake Butler site morning picking up a S-788 shelter that would not fit in my trailer last week. There was a different young man that I have never dealt with manning the lot, I forgot his name, but we got the shelter loaded with zero damage & I was back home before noon. This...
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    Lake Butler Florida

    The guys @ the Lake Butler GP site are very helpful & good with their jobs of storing & performing loadouts of auctioned equipment. Delwyn & his Dad, Larry are two more guys @ this site that have been very helpful to me for scheduling & setting up the loadouts. A big shout out for both of them too!
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    What did you do to your trailer today.

    Well, I discovered that a Gichner S-788 - G will not fit in a M-1102 or a M-105a2 after trying to load it with a forklift. Proves the old adage that you measure twice & it fits, rather than you try twice & it still won't fit. It seems that I really don't know what I think I do sometimes. Well...
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    M105a2 trailer to haul a S250 radio shelter..?

    Well, I discovered that a Gichner S-788 - G will not fit in a M-1102 or a M-105a2 after trying to load it with a forklift. Proves the old adage that you measure twice & it fits, rather than you try twice & it still won't fit. Duhhh.
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    What did you do to your trailer today.

    You were worried for nothing on that buy & recovery. It may have a few small issues, but it is still a great score. Congratulations on it all the way, auction pictures were poor compared to what you posted. My deal is not working as well as the lift hydraulics blew a cylinder while I was...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    I saw the scale, but it was not manned @ the time, so I never even thought of weighing the truck. The placards on the S-280 stated that the gross weight was under 1800 lbs, but I do not think that is correct. The normal weight carried in the truck for military shows & camping is 2000lbs & this...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    The entire trip consisted of no issues with traffic either on the highways or the interstate. The traffic on the highways was able to pass me whenever they wanted to, so no blockage there. The interstate had 3 lanes on each side, so everybody just blew past me with no problems. The locals in...
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    What are your experiences with GovPlanet?? Good or Bad

    I have had good luck with Gov Planet so far, not to be bragging. My latest score was a Gichner S-280 mobile truck shop out of Albany. It is an excellant shape item missing only the CPU & the HVAC items that are taken out of all the shops during demil. The paint, walls, floors & electrical...
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